It has been 234 wonderful years for the United States of America!
1: 2.5 million- In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.
2: 309.6 million- The nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth.
3: More than 1 in 4- The chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages consumed on the Fourth of July originated in Iowa. The Hawkeye State was home to 18.9 million hogs and pigs on March 1, 2010. This represents more than one-fourth of the nation’s total. North Carolina (9.1 million) and Minnesota (7.2 million) were the runners-up.